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Creating a custom badge for your OAuth app

You can replace the default badge on your OAuth app by uploading your own logo image and customizing the background.

By default, a new OAuth app will have an automatically generated identicon. An identicon badge looks something like this:

Screenshot of an identicon, which consists of white pixels in a random pattern on a circular yellow background.

After you create an OAuth app, you can customize the app's badge by uploading a logo and selecting a background color. A badge is a square logo image inside of a circular badge. You can choose a background color for the badge, which can be used to visually distinguish your app.

Your logo should be a PNG, JPG, or GIF file under 1 MB in size. For the best quality rendering, we recommend an image size of at least 200px x 200px. See "Writing a listing description for your app" for more guidance on customizing badges.

You can change a custom badge for a GitHub App that already has an approved Marketplace listing by navigating to

To create a custom badge:

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page on GitHub, click your profile photo, then click Settings.
  2. In the left sidebar, click Developer settings.
  3. In the left sidebar, click OAuth apps.
  4. Select the OAuth app you want to modify.
  5. In "Application logo", drag-and-drop an image from a local folder or click Upload new logo to select an image from your computer.
  6. Crop your picture. When you're done, click Set new application logo.
  7. In "Badge background color", type the hexadecimal color code of the background color for your badge. Note: The "Badge background color" input field will be visible after an application logo has been uploaded.
  8. Click Update application.

Next steps

For more information about creating a Marketplace listing for this app, see "Listing an app on GitHub Marketplace".